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Ridgewood Library

Remote Services

These free digital resources are "always open."

Ridgewood residents: Register for a new card.
Update your registration: ask@ridgewoodlibrary.org


eBooks and Audiobooks

Heritage CATalog

Resources for Local History and Genealogy 


Online Courses


eBooks, Audiobooks,
Movies and Music


Independent, International, Classic & Documentary Films

Ancestry Library Edition

Genealogy Resource

RB Digital


Rosetta Stone

Language Learning



Access downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks on supported tablets, smartphones and eReaders. Apps available for iOS and Android. (Only Overdrive on Kindle Fire). 

Checkout Information

  • Checkout Limits: 5 items at once.

  • Loan Period: 2 weeks​.

  • Renewals: Items can be renewed​ 2-3 days before their due ONLY if there are no holds.

  • Holds: If you want to cancel a hold, go to the “My Books” page and click on “Show All.”  This will take you to a new page that will display a “Remove from Hold List” button next to each book on hold. Simply click on the button next to the hold you wish to delete.​

    • If you don't want an item now, but don't want to lose your place in the hold queue, select Have it Delivered Later and 

  • Early Returns: Books can be returned by using the "Check In" option located on the “My Books” page​.

  • Fines: There are NO fines for digital content.


Click here to download more information on accessing Libby/Overdrive.

Click here to go to the eBCCLS website to start checking out now.


Hoopla Digital

A digital collection of over 200,000 streaming and downloadable movies, TV shows, music, and audiobooks that you can access on your computer or download to a portable device. Exclusively for Ridgewood cardholders.

Tips for Using Hoopla

  • You can borrow up to 4 titles per month.

  • Movies and TV shows - most can be borrowed for 3 days (72 hours), a few titles can be borrowed for 2 days (48 hours).

  • Music can be borrowed for 7 days.

  • Audiobooks can be borrowed for 21 days.

  • eBooks can be borrowed for 21 days.

  • Comics can be borrowed for 21 days.

  • All titles are always available; there are NO holds.


Click here to download more information on accessing Hoopla.

Click here to go to the hoopla website.




If you like independent, international, classic, or documentary films, Kanopy is a dream come true. Access over 26,000 films from producers and distributors such as Great Courses, Kino Lorber, Criterion Collection, Samuel Goldwyn Films, PBS, Music Box Films, and more. Exclusively for Ridgewood cardholders.

Until April 12, Ridgewood cardholders have unlimited access to these films plus Kanopy Kids!

Tips for Using Kanopy

  • You can borrow up to 4 titles per month.​

  • Each accessed film is available for viewing for 72 hours. It can be viewed multiple times during this period.

  • Viewers do not download films; they stream the films from Kanopy's servers. Therefore you may wish to disable cellular data if using a device.


Click here to download more information on accessing Kanopy.

Click here to go to the kanopy website.


RB Digital

Get access to hundreds of magazines from the comfort of your own home. Read on at home or on the go.

Tips for Using RB Digital

  • Read on your phone or tablet through the RB Digital app or stream from your computer. 

  • Check out 1,10,100(!) issues at a time and keep them forever...or until you delete them from your device. No return dates, no limit on the number of issues out at a time. Truly unlimited magazine reading.

  • Over 250 FREE magazines to choose from. GQ, Taste of Home, The New Yorker, Cosmopolitan, The Paris Review and more. 

Click here to download more information on accessing RB Digital.

Click here to go to the RB Digital website.

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3,000+ courses that include over 130,000 videos: business, design, web development, multimedia skills, software and more. Exclusively for Ridgewood cardholders.

Tips for Using Lynda.com

  • Log in with your library card number and pin.

  • Learn a new skill or brush up on an old one. Every video has captions, speed reduction/enhancement, and interactive transcripts that fit your learning needs.

  • ​Check out classes on:
    • Small business tips, like how to use Quickbooks for finances

    • How to Photoshop

    • How to edit video & so much more

Click here to access Lynda.com.


Rosetta Stone

Learn a new language (including English) with your library card! Provided by the State Library, Rosetta Stone has a wide range of languages for you to learn and practice with.

Tips for Using Rosetta Stone

  • Click the link below and enter your library card #. Click Rosetta Stone Library Solution. If you haven't set up an account, follow the instructions on the page.

  • Select one of 30 languages, including English for ESL learners, and get started

  • For mobile, download the Learn Languages: Rosetta Stone app and follow the above instructions on through your phone instead of on a computer

  • Examples of languages: Farsi, Hebrew, Latin American Spanish, Latin, & Japanese

Click here to download more information on accessing Rosetta Stone.

Click here to access Rosetta Stone.


Heritage CATalog

The collections held at the Bolger Heritage Center of the Ridgewood Public Library cover resources relevant to genealogy, New Jersey history, Bergen County and the Village of Ridgewood. The Heritage Center collections contains the documents and memories of peoples, communities, institutions, and individuals, the scientific and cultural heritage, and the products through time. The mission is to support the creation of the heritage of the future, and provide information, education, culture and inspiration to the patrons..

Click here to access the Heritage CATalog.

Ancestry Library Edition


Ancestry Library Edition offers access to 705 million US names, US census images, and the UK/Ireland collection.  The searchable database includes records to assist in family research.

Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to Ridgewood Library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. 

To access Ancestry please email ask@ridgewoodlibrary.org or send a chat message (blue box to the bottom right of the webpage) with the following information:

  • Your first and last name

  • Your Ridgewood Library card number

Upon receipt of this information, one of our Reference Librarians will send you the log-in information.


Remote access will be available until the end of April and will be re-evaluated monthly as needed.


125 North Maple Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Library Hours


Monday - Thursday    9am - 9pm

Friday                           9am - 6pm

Saturday                      9am - 5pm

Sunday                         1pm - 5pm